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Rising from the Ranks

A growing number of women are making successful careers in the traditionally male-dominated mortgage industry, but the boardroom remains populated primarily by men. This article examines the strides that women have been making in traditionally male-dominated mortgage and financial sectors. Editor's note: This select print feature appears in the August 2015 edition of MReport magazine, available now.

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The Lending Gap

When it comes to applying for a mortgage, gender matters. Lenders are working to close the divide. This article takes a look at how big a factor the disparity in income levels is in mortgage lending decisions, and considers what other factors may be at play. Editor's note: This select print feature appears in the August 2015 edition of MReport magazine, available now.

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Keeping Up with the Customer: Evolving the Retail Business Model to Stay Ahead of the Curve

In today’s environment, all retail lenders should be asking themselves, “What value am I truly offering a borrower?” We know that more and more consumers use an online, self-service option when making any retail purchase —mortgages included. When such convenience is available, why would a customer pay more to get a home loan from a retail lender instead? When faced with these questions, it is important to evolve your retail business model to stay ahead of the curve. Editor's note: This select print feature appeared in the June 2015 edition of MReport magazine, available now.

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Title Professionals, Lenders Must Prepare for Industry Changes

Following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) announcement that its August 1 deadline will stand, lenders and mortgage industry service providers are now scrambling to prepare for the day the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule (TRID) goes into effect. But it’s not all headache and hassle with TRID.

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From Paper Trail to Super Highway

How the Mortgage Insurance Industry Traded Its Unwieldy Paper System for Sleek Digital Processing. Editor's note: This select print feature appeared in the April 2015 edition of MReport magazine.

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Are You Ready for TILA-RESPA?

Here are the Top Five Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Today. This select print feature originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of MReport magazine.

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Back to the Future

Lenders who put eMortgages and eClosings on the back burner in 2008 find themselves racing into the future, where electronic mortgage processing is no longer a “have” but a “must.”

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How Lenders can Tailor their Marketing Toward Tech-Savvy Homebuyers

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In a market cycle where the purchase loan is king and prospects are few, lenders must tailor their marketing strategies toward tech-savvy homebuyers who'd prefer to work through the process themselves. The old adage "fish where the fish are" has never been truer. But now the fish—so to speak—have gone digital.

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